Monthly - NOVEMBER 2018
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Gratitude can transform common days into Thanksgiving, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings. — William Arthur Ward
Is It November Already? We just finished Trick or Treating and have plenty of candy to get us through to the next holiday – Thanksgiving!
On Thanksgiving, we take the time to be thankful for all the wonderful things we have, things to do and the family in our lives...even those craaazy relatives!
But the biggest thing we should be grateful for is…Music
What? All I do is that boring practice…
It seems like schoolwork sometimes, but it is all the way you look at it. If you play soccer, or any other sport, you go to practice to get better. If you do rock climbing, each time you go, it gets easier – with practice.
Down the road when you get older, although you’ll have great memories from these activities, they won’t be part of your lives like music.
The truth is, every adult that quit music lessons when they were younger, regret quitting later in life. They wished that they had continued because they know the value of making themselves and others happy just by playing a song everyone loves.
No one will be impressed when you are all grown up and say, “Hey everyone, watch me rock climb to the roof of this house!”
So while other activities are important at this time, ask yourself if they are as valuable as making your grandmother smile on her 70th birthday as you play her birthday song on the piano.
There are so many things you can do with music over time. As a teenager, you can start your own band or be in the school marching band.
Your future job can be in music or music can be part of your future job! Say your job is producing video games. You don’t have to hire anyone for the music or sounds because you can be in complete creative control.
There are so many possibilities! You can be a Music Producer, a Songwriter or even a Music Therapist! You can join the band in your place of faith, play the wedding march at someone’s wedding or write music for commercials!
This Thanksgiving be grateful that you are receiving a wonderful gift of music. One day it will make you feel happier than you ever could imagine!
Wheel of Thanksgiving
Spin the wheel to make a virtual
Thanksgiving platter! Write down seven items that come up on the wheel to see what you get! Are the items the same as what your family eats on Thanksgiving or is there something new? What items would you add?
Music Gives Hope
When you’re down and feeling blue, music helps you express your feelings. Finding just the right song can help you get through those tough times. Singing along with those perfect lyrics is almost like a good yell and saying “That really bothered me!”
Afterwards you find that you feel much better, and do you know what happens next? You start thinking of positive things instead! Of course it doesn’t end there, now you start searching for songs that reflect your good feelings.
Before you know it, you’re singing while playing your instrument! You’re learning a new song and it doesn’t feel like homework at all!
Once you’ve connected your feelings to your instrument, a
wonderful thing happens. You’re able to think things through more easily. The
results are amazing!
So now you know the secret to most of the songs ever written. You feel connected to your favorite artist because they seem to understand you.
They have a passion for music because whatever they have gone through themselves, happy or sad, they know they can help others in ways other things cannot.
There is always a rainbow after the rain and gold at the end of the rainbow! So remember, if you feel like writing a song, it will not only brighten your life but help someone else as well!
"Captain Kirk" William Shatner loves Deep Fried Turkey for Thanksgiving! Here is a cute remix of the joys and dangers of frying a whole turkey. Enjoy!
Q: What is it called when a turkey fumbles in football?
A: A fowl play
Q: Why did the turkey cross the road twice?
A: To prove he wasn't a chicken!
Horn of Plenty
When a music student brought his French horn to my shop for repair, he complained that the instrument “felt stuffy” and he couldn’t blow air through it. It’s not unusual to find partial blockages in brass instruments if small items get lodged in the tubing, but when I tested the instrument, the horn was completely blocked. After much probing and prodding, a small tangerine dropped out of the bell.
“Oh,” said the musician when I handed him the fruit. Seeing the bewildered look on my face, he explained, “My mom used the horn for a cornucopia in a Thanksgiving centerpiece.”
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